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Northbourne Park School

Northbourne Park School

Betteshanger, Deal, CT14 0NW, Kent

01304 611215



Northbourne Park School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1936
Headmaster Mr Mark Hammond
Date Appointed September 2023
Co-ed Age Range 2-13 years (boarding from 7)
Number of pupils 176
Number of boys 97
Number of girls 79
Number of boarders 43
Day fees per annum £11,025 - £18,663 per annum
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £23,490 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £27,198 per annum
Average Class Size 15
Associations BSA, IAPS, ISC, ISBA

Northbourne Park School is an independent day and boarding school for children from 2 to 13. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful park and woodland in rural Kent, the school is within easy reach from central London, Eurostar and Gatwick Airport. Northbourne Park School provides children with a first-class education focusing on the individual needs of every child, inspiring them to succeed across a wide range of learning experiences. Our setting offers each child a safe environment with freedom and space and countless opportunities to grow in confidence and succeed.


Northbourne Park School is an environment where each and every child can flourish. Pupils gain confidence in their learning and through inspirational teaching from dedicated staff and an engaging and stimulating curriculum, their results are phenomenal. We focus on individual needs and consistently achieve academic excellence, with many of our pupils gaining scholarships to top Senior Schools. The school’s Language Programme helps every child develop foreign languages in an integrated learning environment. The result is a clear advantage when they move on to Senior Schools.


We are passionate about sport and through an excellent sports programme the pupils develop key skills and learn the importance of teamwork and leadership. We coach traditional sports as well as more diverse activities such as archery. The school has excellent facilities including a brand new all-weather sports pitch.

Creative Arts

We nurture a love for all the Arts. Many pupils learn one or more instruments in our purpose-built Music suite. They have the opportunity to take part in the choir, band, orchestra, string and brass groups performing regularly within the school and in the local area. Other opportunities include LAMDA lessons, regular drama productions and Public Speaking that ensure the pupils are articulate and confident in their performances. Artistic talents are encouraged through a range of media including sculpture, costume design, 3D printing and pottery.


Pupils are provided with a first-class level of pastoral care in a safe and nurturing environment with a real family atmosphere. Our welcoming boarding community provides a home-from-home environment and a continuous boarding service at weekends throughout the term. Boarders enjoy regular excursions and activities, and the accompanied services to London and Paris provide opportunities for weekends at home. Northbourne Park School holds a Child Student Sponsor Licence for non-European pupils requiring visas under the UK Visa and Immigration Service scheme.

Extra Curricular

We provide the pupils with a fun and extensive programme of afternoon clubs that help develop their interests and skills. Love of the outdoors and respect for the environment begins in the Pre-Prep and develops through into the Prep School with fun physical adventures. Whether they are playing in the woods, camping out overnight or following our Outdoor Education Programme, children love Northbourne Park life.

The children are at the heart of everything we do and it is important to us that they learn with confidence and enjoy each and every day at school. All prospective pupils are welcome and we offer a wide range of scholarships.

Every day is an Open Day at Northbourne Park School, come and visit us!